38 weeks, unbelievable! My mom mentioned the other day that no matter what, we will have a baby within the next three weeks (I was probably complaining, telling her I was convinced this child was never coming out, is to too early for that?), & although she was clearly just stating the obvious, it was so crazy (& fun!) to think about. I'm pretty sure that by this point, you just get in the mindset that you will probably just be pregnant forever, so it's good to be reminded that it has never actually happened. :)
Size of Baby Brickner: A leek, on average, baby girl should be close to 7 pounds by now. I feel huge, like really huge, way bigger than I did with Waverly, but weigh pretty much the same that I did when I delivered her.
Maternity Clothes: Although it's been fun to dress the bump, I'm officially ready to pack the maternity clothes away for a while. I got some nursing tops & bras this week, & am looking forward to a summer of comfy maxi dresses, shorts, & tanks that will actually fit!
Best Moment This Week: More quality time with Waverly, we went strawberry picking & to the water park since it opened over the weekend, both things I wanted to do before baby girl arrives since I wasn't sure how practical they are once she is here. I am tired, but determined to make these last days count! :)
Miss Anything: There is a lot I miss right now, mostly being able to move & have the energy that I normally do. Yet I really am trying to focus on the positive, these last few days with Waverly Maye as an only child & having her little sister in my belly, all to myself for a little while longer.
Movement: Yes, big ones, but still not as many since I know she is pretty cramped in there. I am always monitoring them to make sure they don't slow down too much.
Cravings: Salads & sweets.
Queasy or Sick: In general, a little nauseous all the time, along with a few other symptoms (that I won't go into detail with, your welcome), that I feel like could be signs of labor coming at some point. Also a sign, although I'm not sure for me since I am a "nester" pregnant or not, I have had the craziest week of organizing & the biggest need to get things done. I drove to Target at 8pm the other night to get travel shampoo & conditioner for my hospital bag just in case I went into labor that night.
Looking Forward To: Meeting our littlest lady, of course!!
Lastly, Dr. Browns was so sweet to send baby girl a box full of goodies this week!! We are so thankful & excited about all these super cute, reliable products that we know will be put to good use, including bottles, pacifiers, teethers & wipes. They also sent this Gia breastfeeding pillow & cover, I am thrilled about it since I am definitely planning to breastfeed & know how important being able to position the baby is. This pillow was designed by a lactation consultant & is angled to help with digestion, reflux, & other feeding problems, all things I learned are a reality from my breastfeeding experience with Waverly.
Even better, I am teaming up with Dr. Browns to give one lucky reader (& babe!) a box full of goodies of their own! Enter below, the giveway will end this Friday, the 22nd, & the winner will be announced in my 39 week post next Tuesday, the 26th. Good luck!!!!